The Band

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Davy Lees

Davy has extensive experience in the music industry. He hails from the Lanarkshire steel town of Motherwell where, during the late seventies, he was a member of the well respected Auld Howff Band in which he provided vocals, played Guitar and Flute. He is indeed a former Scottish Amateur Flute Champion and started his musical career when he was 10 years old. He has toured Europe extensively and has played at Orkney and Shetland Festival, Scotland, Le Triskel Festival in Breste, Roe Valley Festival in Ireland as well as at Ballerup Festival in Denmark. Davy is a very accomplished performer and storyteller with a vast repertoire of songs ranging from traditional Scottish, including many Robert Burns compositions to popular contemporary folk standards. He is working on his second solo CD at the moment, that will contain his first two self penned songs. His television appearances include ITV “Secret Scotland” His Radio Broadcasts include Moray Firth Radio “All Scottish”, and the hugely popular “Strings and Things” which he presented on Radio Avon FM. His latest radio appearance was on Celtic Music Radio where he started the very successful program “Strings & Things with Davy Lees” with listeners from all over the world and the plan is to present this program for a period of time every year.

 

19022_10153473524329525_5309722757424164635_nLesley Thompson

An adopted Scot, Lesley has performed solo and with several bands including Hurricane Road, The Lomond Ceilidh Band and Skyrie, including Radio and Television broadcasts, and she has worked as a session musician in various genres: Folk, Bluegrass, Trad and Gypsy. She also teaches, composes Scottish fiddle tunes, and has competed at the highest level in Scots fiddle, featuring as a Glenfiddich finalist for 3 years 2011-2014 and being invited to championships across Scotland. She also plays piano, bagpipes, whistle, mandolin and guitar.

 

 

StuartStuart McQueen

Stuart has been drumming for over 30 years – which is hard to believe we know!! He has played with pipe bands, orchestras, brass bands as well as ceilidh bands – his claim to fame is having played at Wembley…….in the arena at a band competition not on the pitch!! With Freereelin’ he usually plays the Cajon and Bodhran but will swap in with bass and rhythm guitar for some pieces.